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PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)
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Can you please advise:

1- Besides the practice standard, what are the best resources for studying for the exam ?
2- Best resources for simulation exams ?
3- If you are an SP, what was your experience ?

I know this question might have been asked before by me and others but it is about time to validate the answers.
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I don't know but I am interesting to know coming answers
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Rami - You just passed the RMP and you are already on to the next one? I am curious though, what entices you to go for the PMI-SP? What specific benefits are you looking to get out of it.
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Dinah - I am actually on to the next three (PMI-SP, PMI-ACP) and CCP (Certified Cost Professional from AACE International).

What entices me ?

- I have more than 10 year of solid exeprience in Scheduling, Budgeting, Planning & Estimating.

- As developers & project managers, we do lots of Estimating, Budgeting, Scheduling, Planning, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management.

- Since the past 3 - 4 years, I have also been involved with Scrum & Agile on so many different levels and I find that this is something that we can incorporate into construction ad real estate development on so many levels.

- I also have been managing programs for the past 5 years but I will leave the PgMP for next year probably.

What Benefits ?

- Great Achievement
- Career Advancement
- Higher Salary
- More doors & options open
- Employers Support (My employer supports professional development in those areas) because in our line of business, when you have certified & qualified people in your organization, this encourages people to work with you.

All areas are related together so while I was studying for my RMP, I covered Cost, Scope, Time and other areas. This has been an on going process since a while so if I have the time to study, have enough expertise in each area, my employer ecourages this and I actually work in those fields on daily basis then give me one reason Why Not ? :-)

I hope this explains my motivation behind my action plan. Cheers !
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1 reply by Dinah Young
Mar 15, 2018 9:09 AM
Dinah Young
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That is very interesting. I had toyed with the idea of continuing on for additional certifications and am always curious about the benefits of different ones.

You are so lucky that you have active employer support. My employer says they support me, but not financially.

I have realized that at this moment in time, I need to take a step back and look at where I want my career to go in the future. Then I can better focus my efforts. Plus I am still on a high from getting the RMP.

Thank you for your feedback.
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I'm interested, did you ever find any study resources for the PMI-SP?
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 15, 2018 10:51 AM
Rami Kaibni
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I hope our fellow colleagues can share their experience.
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I found the PMI-SP exam fairly simple in comparison to PMP exam. Primary resources to follow are:

1. PMBOK (Focus on Time Management part)
2. Practice Standard for Scheduling

Additionally,
1. Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project by Rodolfo Ambriz
2. Project Planning, Scheduling and Control by James Lewis
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 15, 2018 10:51 AM
Rami Kaibni
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Thanks Yamanta
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Mar 14, 2018 8:29 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Dinah - I am actually on to the next three (PMI-SP, PMI-ACP) and CCP (Certified Cost Professional from AACE International).

What entices me ?

- I have more than 10 year of solid exeprience in Scheduling, Budgeting, Planning & Estimating.

- As developers & project managers, we do lots of Estimating, Budgeting, Scheduling, Planning, Risk Management, Stakeholder Management.

- Since the past 3 - 4 years, I have also been involved with Scrum & Agile on so many different levels and I find that this is something that we can incorporate into construction ad real estate development on so many levels.

- I also have been managing programs for the past 5 years but I will leave the PgMP for next year probably.

What Benefits ?

- Great Achievement
- Career Advancement
- Higher Salary
- More doors & options open
- Employers Support (My employer supports professional development in those areas) because in our line of business, when you have certified & qualified people in your organization, this encourages people to work with you.

All areas are related together so while I was studying for my RMP, I covered Cost, Scope, Time and other areas. This has been an on going process since a while so if I have the time to study, have enough expertise in each area, my employer ecourages this and I actually work in those fields on daily basis then give me one reason Why Not ? :-)

I hope this explains my motivation behind my action plan. Cheers !
That is very interesting. I had toyed with the idea of continuing on for additional certifications and am always curious about the benefits of different ones.

You are so lucky that you have active employer support. My employer says they support me, but not financially.

I have realized that at this moment in time, I need to take a step back and look at where I want my career to go in the future. Then I can better focus my efforts. Plus I am still on a high from getting the RMP.

Thank you for your feedback.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 15, 2018 10:57 AM
Rami Kaibni
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It is always good to always know in which direction you would like your career to go.

I personally strike a balance between the competitve market, my field of expertise and what actually helps me at my current work. I’ve been in the same field now for 15 Years and know exactly where I want to go with my career and I am very confident that all those certifications will help me shape and achieve my future goals. I might not be able to do them all this year but I will at some point. During the 1st Quarter of 2018, I am satisfied with what I have achieved in terms of Professional & Personal Development. My employers supports and cover part of the expenses but not everything which is totally fine and reasonable. Companies who invest in their employees are actually investing in the company itself.

With regards to the RMP, I am on a high too as I just sat for the exam 2 days ago but I like to keep the momentum going so I won’t loose motivation between my personal and work life :D
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Mar 14, 2018 9:55 PM
Replying to Mary Sullivan
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I'm interested, did you ever find any study resources for the PMI-SP?
I hope our fellow colleagues can share their experience.
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Mar 15, 2018 12:24 AM
Replying to Yamanta Niroula
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I found the PMI-SP exam fairly simple in comparison to PMP exam. Primary resources to follow are:

1. PMBOK (Focus on Time Management part)
2. Practice Standard for Scheduling

Additionally,
1. Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project by Rodolfo Ambriz
2. Project Planning, Scheduling and Control by James Lewis
Thanks Yamanta
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Mar 15, 2018 9:09 AM
Replying to Dinah Young
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That is very interesting. I had toyed with the idea of continuing on for additional certifications and am always curious about the benefits of different ones.

You are so lucky that you have active employer support. My employer says they support me, but not financially.

I have realized that at this moment in time, I need to take a step back and look at where I want my career to go in the future. Then I can better focus my efforts. Plus I am still on a high from getting the RMP.

Thank you for your feedback.
It is always good to always know in which direction you would like your career to go.

I personally strike a balance between the competitve market, my field of expertise and what actually helps me at my current work. I’ve been in the same field now for 15 Years and know exactly where I want to go with my career and I am very confident that all those certifications will help me shape and achieve my future goals. I might not be able to do them all this year but I will at some point. During the 1st Quarter of 2018, I am satisfied with what I have achieved in terms of Professional & Personal Development. My employers supports and cover part of the expenses but not everything which is totally fine and reasonable. Companies who invest in their employees are actually investing in the company itself.

With regards to the RMP, I am on a high too as I just sat for the exam 2 days ago but I like to keep the momentum going so I won’t loose motivation between my personal and work life :D
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Can Anybody share that books ??
1. Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project by Rodolfo Ambriz
2. Project Planning, Scheduling and Control by James Lewis
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